1995 Nissan Skyline GTR V-Spec Series 1
Available for: $51,495
Stock Number: 4681
When it comes to Japanese performance cars you'll be hard-pressed to find something with more heritage than the GTR. Becoming a legend on both the track and the streets the GTR has secured its spot in history. The previous R32 model was a well-proven build, but the R32 wasn't without faults and suffered from uplift and balance issues. Rigidity points were added mixed with improvements on the Attessa and Hicas all now offered the R33 with the best aerodynamics, balance, and handling. Making the R33 an inch wider and about 4 inches longer, along with the aid of computer aero for the first time, Nissan was able to rectify many of the issues the R32 suffered from. The outcome was the first production car to break the fabled 8-minute mark for a production car at the Nürburgring which is quite a feat. While these are plenty impressive in stock form our latest offering has quite a few nice aftermarket touches. A set of 18" Work CR Kais wrapped in fresh rubber replace the stock wheels and look killer. They have a similar style to the stock ones but do a considerably better job filling the wheel wells the way they should. Adjustable HKS coilovers gets rid of that dreaded wheel gap and helps to clean up the little bit of body roll that you get from the factory. Otherwise, the exterior has been kept all stock, and its Spark Silver Metallic (KLO) paint looks fantastic. As with any 25 year old car, there are still a few small blemishes like stone chips and a few door dings but nothing concerning to write home about.
The interior of the coupe is surprisingly spacious and comes with a few power amenities if you were to decide to daily drive it. Visibility is surprisingly good with its low lying dash allowing for an unobstructed view of the road ahead. The aforementioned dash isn't a nuisance like the R32, and this one is neither cracked nor distorted. The gauges are easy to read and work as they should, and a Momo leather-wrapped steering wheel feels great in the hand. Speaking of gauges an A'PEXi boost gauge is mounted front and center atop the steering column since keeping an eye on the center console suite can be a bit annoying. Above the newer Carrozzeria head unit is the trademark GTR center stack of gauges for your boost gauge, oil temp, and a torque gauge. Since these are predominantly a rear-wheel biased AWD system the torque gauge tells you how much power is being sent upfront when the system detects any slipping. The headliner and door cards are tightly upholstered, clean, and the front and rear seats are in great shape. Lacking any major rips, stains, or tears they are comfy on long drives yet aggressively bolstered enough so that you don't slosh around when the road gets twisty. Power locks, mirrors, and windows are all standard equipment since these are street cars at the end of the day. The automatic climate control works as it should, and the A/C is definitely nice for those few warm days we have left. There are some small blemishes to the plastic surround for the center console which you can spot in the photos. Otherwise, there isn't a much better interior for a proper '90s sports car than you get in the GTR.
We all know what makes this car so special, and its underneath the sleek aluminum hood. The driveline is simply sublime thanks to Nissan's legendary RB26DETT. At 2.6L, she spools the twin turbochargers up quickly and sounds incredible thanks to its Tomei Extreme TI catback. As if the sound wasn't already fantastic the burnt titanium tip is the icing on the cake. Speaking of noise the twin M's open filter intakes let the turbos actually be known. The restrictive factory airbox kills all the sound that you want in a boosted car. In keeping with the cooling system, the radiator was upgraded to a Blitz aluminum unit to ensure engine temps stay in check. These 2.6 liters make gobs of torque and pull like freight trains, and that’s just in stock trim. While fundamentally similar to the drivetrain used in the R32 it has undergone several upgrades from the factory. The turbo compressor and downpipe were revised, they switched over to a more efficient ball bearing turbo, larger intercooler to name a few. The ATTESA four-wheel-drive system and HICAS all-wheel steering have been improved upon as well. With a mere 137K verified miles this one is no slouch, its clear that someone made all the upgrades to this one for a reason. Shifts through the 5-speed are crisp and rewarding and have zero issues putting the power down to the ground. While speed is good, you need to be able to reel it back in so factory equipped Brembo brakes with ABS came stock. As with all of our vehicles this one has been inspected by our trained techs and had all the main service work taken care of for its new owner. A new battery ensures a quick start-up with a new bellow boot and axle boot prior to getting it realigned. The biggest service is the timing belt and water pump replacement which will have you covered for the next 100K KM. With everything done this R33 is ready to hit the streets, or even your local track if you really want to have some fun. Between its blistering performance, legendary styling, and genuine rarity you really can’t go wrong with a V-Spec GTR.
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